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Why is it important for adolescents to study cardiovascular disease?

Why is it important for adolescents to study cardiovascular disease?

Start early: Young people are not familiar with the concept of cumulative risk. The prevention of cardiovascular diseases would be most effective if started in childhood or adolescence. Unfortunately, it is held back by lack of knowledge about it I the adolescence group. The more is known about risk factors for heart disease and zprevention, the earlier it can be started. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner
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Heart Diseases (Definition)

Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more


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Is it safe to use sodium ibuprofen for patients with cardiovascular disease? Please could I get a study taking about this?

Is it safe to use sodium ibuprofen for patients with cardiovascular disease? Please could I get a study taking about this?

Depends.: All of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can cause sodium retention. If you have heart failure this retention can push you over the edge and precipitate acute dyspnea. Other forms of heart disease - coonary heart disease for example can certainly tolerated low dose nsaids intermittently. ...Read more

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What is cardiovascular disease, ?

What is cardiovascular disease, ?

Heart disease: A cardiovascular problem is generally related to having a heart disease. A heart disease is a cardiovascular problem. Cardio means heart, vascular means blood vessel system. They are a continuum. ...Read more

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What are some cardiovascular diseases?

What are some cardiovascular diseases?

Much diverse disease: By definition, cardiovascular disease implies abnormal & dysfunctional processes involving the heart itself or blood vessels including arteries & veins. These can be congenital, genetic, or acquired, the latter from lifestyle choices. Infectious or traumatic causes, even bystander injury from other primary diseases can be present. The nature & location of the process affects symptoms & outcomes. ...Read more

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What's included in cardiovascular diseases?

What's included in cardiovascular diseases?

Cardiac diseases: Diseases of the heart such as its vessels, valves, heart muscle and it's coverings, it's electrical system as well as diseases of the vessels such as aorta, pulmonary artery to name a few. Pediatric cardiology applies to inborn heart diseases and problems unique to babies and children. ...Read more

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What does occult cardiovascular disease mean?

What does occult cardiovascular disease mean?

Hidden: Occult disease is asymptomatic or sub-clinical such as an aneurysm that one has that ruptures but the patient had no signs or symptoms before rupture. That would be an occult aneurysm. ...Read more

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What are some common cardiovascular diseases?

Atherosclerosis: Heart disease
myocardial infarction
valvular regurgitation
valvular stenosis
pericarditis
perpheral arterial or venous or lymphatic disease and obstruction
pvd with claudication
and so many others. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat cardiovascular diseases?

Risk factors: Treatment of risk factors and lifestyle changes are the cornerstone of therapy. Stop smoking, lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Treat diabetes, diet and exercise. ...Read more

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What are the causes of cardiovascular disease?

Multifactorial: You can inherit a genetic predisposition to these disorders. Risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, smoking, poor dietary habits, cholesterol level, and inactivity can increase your risk. ...Read more

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What are the origins of cardiovascular disease?

What are the origins of cardiovascular disease?

Atherosclerosis: Atherosclerosis occurs when areas of the artery wall thicken in response to either modifiable (high LDL particle levels, smoking or high blood pressure)and non-modifiable (genetics, age, gender) risk factors. Over time, areas of focal thickening may grow into a larger lesion called a “plaque" that can limit blood flow slowly or suddenly (acute lack of flow due to plaque rupture, clot formation). ...Read more

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What are main types of cardiovascular diseases?

What are main types of cardiovascular diseases?

Congenital & Aquired: Those one is born with and those aquired.
Born with example: septal defect
aquired example: heart attack, pericarditis, hypertension, ASCVD or hardening of arteries. ...Read more

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How are most cardiovascular diseases diagnosed?

CV diagnosis: As with most health problems, CV diseases are diagnosed with history and physical examination supplemented by appropriate testing. Common cardiac tests include ecg, echocardiogram, xrays, nuclear imaging, and cardiac catheterization and angiography also electrophsiologic studies. Other tests may also be indicated. ...Read more

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Describe the features of cardiovascular disease.?

Leading death cause: Cardiovascular disease is the world's leading cause of death. It includes heart attack, stroke and high blood pressure. Symptom features are felt difficulty in breathing, chest tightness or chest pain etc. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is cardiovascular disease?

Could you explain what is cardiovascular disease?

Heart disease: A cardiovascular problem is generally related to having a heart disease. A heart disease is a cardiovascular problem. Cardio means heart, vascular means blood vessel system. They are a continuum. ...Read more

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How does urocortin affect cardiovascular disease?

Urocortin: Read this:
http://circ. Ahajournals. Org/content/112/23/3544.full

It appears we're still trying to clarify the question (s) ...Read more

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Is it true that cardiovascular disease hereditary?

Is it true that cardiovascular disease hereditary?

Yes: There is some genetic component to it as well as lifestyle component. ...Read more

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What can you do to reduce cardiovascular disease?

What can you do to reduce cardiovascular disease?

Avoid it!: By following healthy habits
american heart you can dramatically reduce the incidence!
if you develop the diseases, there are diverse and helpful treatments.
But avoidance. Prevention is better!, !
no smoking
cardiovascular exercize
monitor cholesterol and blood pressure. ...Read more

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Cardiovascular (Definition)

Cardiovascular is a general term that refers to all the components of the blood delivery system in the body such as the ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Cardiovascular Diseases (Definition)

Diseases= a constellation of pathologic processes that affect the ...Read more